NEW YORK CITY STUDENT DRAMA WORKSHOPS
Stage Combat 101
Want to learn how to execute the perfect stage slap? Or fall correctly in a fight scene? Professional Stunt Coordinators teach you some of the basic moves of stage combat on forgiving safety mats. These skills are invaluable for performers working in a variety of mediums from Shakespeare to Cop Shows!
Professional Audition Experience
Ever fantasize about performing a musical number from SMASH or a scene from PERSON OF INTEREST for a casting professional who’s worked on the actual production? Mock auditions mimic the professional audition experience down to every detail. Casting directors provide personal feedback for participants and share tips from a pro to help improve your audition game.
Theatre Tech Workshop
Custom workshops can be arranged for your group with theatre tech professionals working on and Off Broadway in areas like Costume, Set Design, Hair & Wigs, Special FX Make-up and Stage Management.
On Camera Workshop
Curious how you might fair playing a role on Prime time TV or in the latest Hollywood Blockbuster? Receive “sides” (your assigned scene) before departing for New York and then perform that scene here in the Big Apple. Watch the playback and receive critique from a real New York on-screen Director.
Showstopper! – A Working Musical Theater Party
It’s Tuesday, and we’re in rehearsal for a Broadway Musical. A new chorus number has to go into the show by Thursday, so as fast as possible, we’re going to learn a song, stage it, and knock everybody’s socks off with our fantastic showstopper! Pick up some great new tips on how to work fast under pressure and get a taste of how the work gets done professionally in New York City.
Winning Auditions – Get That Role!
Bring your best audition pieces (monologues or songs) and work with a New York City professional who has been actively working “in the business” for over thirty years. Learn great tips about fine tuning your work, selecting and preparing new material, and dealing with nerves and rejections.
Starting Out: Improvisation For The Unsuspecting
A beginning session, starting with an emphasis on play and honoring the individual. Students slowly build a foundation of trusting their experience in the moment, taking risks outside the comfort level, and choosing surprising, strong action through deepening self-awareness. Everyone participates in the first half of these sessions and volunteer themselves for solo and fun scenes in the second half…. and yes, there will be homework.
Next Session with Improvisation
A fast paced, exciting class – creating trust in oneself and the group, strengthening commitment, and taking risks outside the comfort level. Improv introduces the student/artist to their untapped gifts and abilities through participation in scenes, songs, group poems, and character work – as well as ensemble long form. This class increases confidence and self-awareness, surprising the individual and the group. Everyone participates and yes, there will be lots of laughter.
The actor is encouraged to bring in a memorized short scene from a play or movie – either with scene partner(s) or as a solo piece. Each scene partner will be coached to create a deep, individual expression of truth, relaxation, moment to moment naturalistic behavior, and the joy of discovering oneself as the character. Scenes/monologues are to be emailed to the instructor in advance of class.